OpenSSH's ssh daemon and X11 event forwarding

Jonathan Eckstein jeckstei at
Sat Apr 1 08:24:01 EST 2000

I just installed OpenSSH under Solaris 7.  It seems to work.  However,
when I connect to it using a PC running F-Secure SSH, I notice that the
DISPLAY variable is not set, as it is when I use the same PC software to
connect to other systems supporting SSH.  How do I know whether or not
tunneling of X windows traffic through ssh is happening or not?  Is
there anything special you have to do to get OpenSSH's sshd to handle
forwarding of X events?  I tried looking at the sshd man page, but it
prints as one single, gigantic paragraph, making it a bit hard to find




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